Co-Mission Contributor: Jackson Pines
(Photo by Michael Kravetsky)
Meet Jackson Pines
This pandemic came in the midst of the busiest year of my life. I’m sure lots of us have had to postpone or cancel fun and important things and milestones. For me, my wedding is currently postponed to August, and we’re hopeful we’ll be able to have it then. But all the other functions associated can’t be duplicated and my fiance and I are working through that. I’m currently a student of musicology in NYC and although the commute was rough everyday I have lost access to the music library, in person seminars, and opportunities. And although the recording of Jackson Pines’ second full length album is totally on hold, we just hope we will be able to record it before September when are booked to play the biggest stage of our careers at Sea.Hear.Now in Asbury Park opening for bands like Phoebe Bridgers, Dr. Dog, and The Beach Boys.
All in all I know I’m really lucky to be here, to be safely housed, to have food, and to be able to work a few hours a week teaching some students remotely at the Philadelphia Folk Society and beyond to make ends meet. And although we all the summer touring gigs we rely on for a large percentage of our yearly earnings to keep this project afloat, I did this just because I love making music and I wanna help somehow from home. You can listen to and buy our digital and physical copies of our albums at www.jacksonpines.bandcamp.com/ and of course stream it wherever.
Co-Mission Note: Jackson Pines graciously donated the track “Half Light” for the compilation.